My improv group leader, Alison Henderson, got the brilliant idea to take improv into our businesses. Check out these goofy ads that we created — on the spot! (More to come next week!)
In need of some coaching?
(Teri Karl, Life Mastery Consultant)
Sales techniques needing some help?
(Alison Henderson, Moving Image Consulting)
Looking for that special gift?
(Passion Stones by Starla)
Much love, many blessings. ❤
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5 “Happy Thoughts of the Day”, starting with the most recent:
5. Pumpkin Ice Cream (Non-Dairy!) Brian made it with frozen pumpkin puree, frozen bananas, Shaklee 180 (vanilla), almond milk, pumpkin spice, and vanilla extract. (Lovely 10pm snack! :-))
4. Reading Bossypants on the couch. I have renewed this book (as well as 2 others) 3 times! Which means I’ve had it for over a month and a half. And before tonight I had about 5 pages read to show for it. FINALLY, I got to it today, and I’m really enjoying it. I was having a bit of a love/hate relationship with it for a while: “Fey is the funniest ever!. . . Ooo. . . that one was mean; maybe not my sense of humor. . .” But then I jumped around in the book and realized it was indeed pretty funny overall, starting up again. I can totally see why my improv teacher recommended it. Fey makes some very good improv points. Besides the enjoyability of this particular book, it is also so nice to just be sitting here, reading, for fun. I’m finally allowing time for it. (Gotta finish this post so that I can get back to it!)
3. Got some important things accomplished today, simple things: post office, buying toilet paper, and getting the litterbox completely cleaned out (TMI?), but I am celebrating the small things!
2. Animal love. Got some bonding time in with the animales today. Chased Link around a bit when he was in his crazy mood and cuddled with all 3 of my lovies at some point or another throughout the day.
1. Did some exploring and decided I want to be a dance therapist! I’m afraid to get too excited about it — because I have the tendency to get super excited about something and have second thoughts soon after — but I read up on the profession, and it sounds right up my alley, combining something I enjoy (physicality/dance!) with helping others (therapy). I’m going to talk with Cindy about it during our next phonecall.
What are your “happy thoughts” today?
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I had my first improv class tonight at the Comedy Shrine, and I loved it, as I knew I would. I was a little nervous, sure, but I knew this is what I wanted to do. I thought I’d be a little better at it than I was, but I did pretty well for a newbie, and I had an absolute blast. I wish I could do this every day! I think the teacher summed it up best when he said: “This is your chance to play.” (I get to play!!)
I’ve always known that I was a performer — from my wonderfully nasty imitation of Cinderella’s stepmother in grade school to clarinet and vocal solos and musical theater as an adult — but I never pursued it. Part of it was not being able to find my niche, but part of it was believing what I’d always heard: artists are broke, they have to sell their soul to get anywhere, they are naturally gifted/super beautiful (a lot more talented than I could ever be), etc etc
But I am meant to be involved in something creative, and I’m pretty sure performing is part of it. I love being on that stage. I love those lights. I love the audience. I love forgetting about the rest of the world and getting lost in that moment. I want all of those things.
I’m already looking forward to next week. I’m already working on my character development homework — right now I’m working on cheerleader, an over-emotional child, an under-emotional teen, and nerd or hippie girl — and I just spent a whole 10 minutes gabbing excitedly to Brian about everything from the awkward story game to my favorites: the hitchhiker and freeze tag games. And we have a fantastic group, We still are a bit awkward, but we are already starting to gel. I really like how our teacher described improv as a team. We build on each other’s strengths and we bail each other out in time’s of weakness.
The happiness and fulfillment I’m feeling this evening make me think I may want to stick with my Coursera guitar class afterall. (I was feeling over-committed — as usual.) Should I be crazy and fill every weekday evening with organized fun? Classes up the wazoo? Right now it sounds like an awesome idea. . . . but maybe I want to sleep on it first . . . Sweet dreams!